Industry Trends & Happenings News for March 2010

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

‘Re-Shoring’ Fair Set for May

The 2010 NTMA/PMA Contract Manufacturing Purchasing Fair, “Re-Shoring to Bring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Back Home,” is set for May 12, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine Hotel, Irvine, Calif.

Cleveland Coatings Society Sets Agenda for May Conference

The Cleveland Coatings Society has set the program agenda for the 2010 ‘Sink or Swim Symposium,’ slated for May 18–19 at the University of Akron in Ohio.

Pangborn Corporation Inks Distribution Agreement with Always Dependable Service

Pangborn Corporation, designer and manufacturer of surface preparation products, has named Ontario-based Always Dependable Service an authorized distributor.

American Trim Upgrades Operations

American Trim, a Lima, Ohio-based company specializing in the forming, decorating, and coating of metal and composite substrates, recently received $994,000 from the Ohio State Energy Plan to install a new state-of-the-art coating line.

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 9.7%

A newly released U.S. Department of Labor report showed the economy lost 36,000 last month, holding the national unemployment rate at 9.7%.

In Memoriam—Simon P. Gary In Memoriam—Simon P. Gary

The U.S. surface finishing industry has lost a dear friend and a staunch advocate, with the recent passing of Si Gary, former owner and president of Scientific Control Laboratories, Chicago, Ill.

New Website for American Plating Power

American Plating Power, a leading manufacturer of rectifiers and power supplies for the electro-chemical industry, has announced the recent launch of a new website.